My family has been craving hot cocoa, but rather than buy packs at the grocery store, or the even more expensive version from Starbucks, I decided to display a homemade hot chocolate recipe on a pallet frame chalkboard.
I plan to make a batch of the homemade mix for each of my kids and attach the recipe card to it.
Here’s how I made the hot chocolate recipe chalkboard:
I cut pallet wood into two 29″ lengths and two shorter 18″ lengths.
I attached the two shorter pieces to the top and bottom of the longer pieces, and attached them from the back so the screws would’t show.
It’s easier than making mitered corners.
When we cut pallets apart, we don’t remove the nails from the wood. They add to the rustic look.
I cut a piece of scrap plywood to size and sanded it to smooth the surface, then painted it with chalkboard paint.
Once it was dry, I screwed it to the back of the frame.
I made a printable of the hot chocolate recipe (links to printables below) and took it to Staples to be printed as ledger size so it would fit on the chalkboard.
Click HERE to save and print the full size hot chocolate recipe image below.
Click HERE to print as a 3 x 5 recipe card.
I rubbed the back of the printed copy with chalk and taped it onto the chalkboard, then I traced over the letters with a ballpoint pen to transfer the letters to the chalkboard.
It’s a bit tedious tracing all the letters, but it’s easier than writing all the words freehand and keeps the words lined up.
You can trace over the transferred letters with a chalk pencil, but I wanted the sign to be permanent, so I used an acrylic paint marker.
I hung it above our antique cook stove and used the shelf on the stove to set up the hot cocoa bar.
The hot cocoa mix, marshmallows, peppermint sticks, and spoons are in mason jars, along with disposable cups with lids so they can quickly make a cup and take it on the go.
My family loves to top it off with a small mountain of whipped cream on top!
Vaya con Dios,